Rotavirus immunization


Routine immunization

  • Minimum age: 6 weeks for both RV-1 [Rotarix] and RV-5 [RotaTeq].
  • Only two doses of RV-1 are recommended at present.
  • RV1 should preferably be employed in 10 and 14 week schedule, instead of 6 and 10 week; the former schedule is found to be far more immunogenic than the later
  • If any dose in series was RV-5 or vaccine product is unknown for any dose in the series, a total of 3 doses of RV vaccine should be administered.

Catch up vaccination

  • The maximum age for the first dose in the series is 14 weeks, 6 days.
  • Vaccination should not be initiated for infants aged 15 weeks, 0 days or older.

The maximum age for the final dose in the series is 8 months, 0 days

 

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